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Weekend Wildcard Challenge, March 25th

24 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

Posting tonight because I plan to sleep in tomorrow. Just got home from a softball game that was 2 hours away (4 hours of driving!!).



Who remembers the High Noon Crop? It was one of the very first chats held at Scrap Girls. When I first joined, Betsy was the host, and April took over after that. It was held every Wednesday at High Noon Eastern Time. The hostess had a challenge and then you had an hour to finish and post your layouts. You could work on your layout during the chat or wait until after. The point was to work on a layout for an  hour and see what you can create in that time frame. Since the High Noon Sheriff is retired, no one will be checking on how long it takes to create your layouts.


So, in honor of the High Noon Crop, I challenge you to create a layout in about an hour, and your challenge is to use either a movie title or lines from a movie on your layouts! When you are finished, post your layouts in the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery, so we can all see what you have created!


I'll post mine in the morning because Photoshop decided to close on me and I'm too tired to open it back up and finish tracking the supplies and saving it for the web. Fortunately, I didn't lose anything! But I'll give you a hint, my title is: Sing!


Newsletter Challenge, March 14th

14 March 2017 - 07:43 AM

Valerie has a fun challenge for you all today!



Today's newsletter is all about masculine layouts. I have been thinking hard (have your heard the cogs grinding) for our challenge this week.

In the end I settled on a colour challenge. I want you to create a layout using the following colours; black, white and blue. It can be any shade of blue, and greys are allowed too.

When you are finished post your layouts in the Weekly Newsletter Challenge Gallery.

Weekend Wildcard Challenge, March 11th

11 March 2017 - 04:38 AM

I was looking through some older photos on my computer with my oldest daughter and she was asking me about some of the photos. When was that taken? Where were we? Who is that??? Her questions got me thinking about how important journaling is on our layouts, if not for this generation, then certainly for future generations.


So your challenge this weekend is to create a layout that focuses on telling the story. The who, what, where, when and why are just as important as the photos themselves. I know this is hard for a lot of us, but you can do it! Post your layouts in the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery when you are finished.


*If you are not comfortable posting specific details, feel free to hide the journaling and just post your layouts without it. The important part is for your stories to be recorded for your families, not necessarily the internet!

Weekend Wildcard Challenge, March 4th

04 March 2017 - 08:39 AM

Who wants to play Tic Tac Toe?? All you have to do is get 3 in a row....tasks that is! Include 3 or more tasks from the tic tac toe board below in your layout. At least 3 of those tasks must be in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally. It's that easy!


Post your finished layouts in the Weekend Wildcard Gallery and let us know which 3 (or more) tasks you chose. I can't wait to see your layout!


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New Hybrid ATC Swap!

02 March 2017 - 08:09 PM

Andrea-rose and I were chatting and she came up with a fantastic idea for a hybrid atc swap theme! We'll need 9 participants, so it's first come, first served. Andrea-rose has created an image for us. I am going to cut it into 9 atc-sized pieces. The participants will each receive 1 piece through email and you create 9 of them and send all 9 to me. You can decorate the pieces any way you want, digitally, with paper piecing, coloring, adding bling, etc. The sky is the limit. The only restriction is that the black lines on your piece must show. I'll collect all the pieces and arrange them in a baseball card sleeve and they will create a picture. Below are some examples Andrea and I found online:


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So, to participate, you just need to let me know in this thread that you want to join. You will need to send me a 9 slot baseball trading card holder so I can piece the scene together for you. They are designed to fit into a standard 3 ring binder. You can fold the sheets in thirds and fit them into a business sized envelope. Please include return postage in one of the slots, allowing for an extra ounce in case participants are especially exuberant with their bling. If it's not needed, I will return it with your goodies. Also please include a self-addressed envelope. We've found that the larger 6x9 envelopes work better than business sized envelopes but the postage rate is the same. When you mail the envelope to me, the post office people will tell you if there's a non-machinable surcharge. A great hint is to use your own address as the return address in case it gets "returned" for any reason.


So, if you made it this far, here is the theme: Spring. You may be asking what the picture will look like....you won't know until I return them! So get ready for a big surprise! Sign up by March 9th. I will send out my mailing address and your piece on March 10th. Cards will be due back to me by April 10th. That gives us each a month to complete.


So, who's with us??


1. Carla

2. Andrea-rose

3. Lei

4. Dianne

5. Ann

6. Laura

7. Marilyn

8. Mikelle

9. Kelly